Zoos and aquariums are often criticized for caging animals and removing them from their natural habitats. But they also help to conserve species and teach the public about biodiversity and habitat protection.
DW takes a look at various issues related to zoos and aquariums around the world, the treatment of animals in captivity, their removal from natural habitats and alternative methods of species' conservation. How instrumental are zoos in preserving biodiversity and what does the human population gain from caging-in animals?
Possibly no sector has felt the economic strain caused by COVID-19 across Africa more than the tourism industry. Overnight, bookings were canceled, safaris postponed and cultural tours forgotten. DW meets the operators battling to stay afloat.
There are 19 subpopulations of polar bear spanning the 5 'polar bear countries' of the world. All of these bears are threatened by climate change, due to loss of the sea ice that they live on and hunt from. On this International Polar Bear Day, we took a look at the largest land predator on Earth.